By Josephine Obute
The current Miss Nigeria, Chioma Obiadi, has paid a courtesy visit on the management and staff of the Lagos office of News Agency of Nigeria at Iganmu, Lagos State.
Obiadi, the 40th Miss Nigeria, was accompanied on the visit by Dr May Ikeora, the Executive Director, Miss Nigeria Organization and Mr Tare James, the organisation’s public relations officer (PRO).
Mr Mike Mbonye, Director / Managing Editor and the head of editorial services of the Lagos office of NAN, received Miss Nigeria and her entourage on behalf of Mrs Kate Popoola, the head of Lagos Operations of NAN.
Miss Nigeria commended NAN for projecting the corporate image of the country positively internally and internationally.
She also lauded the agency for always giving adequate publicity to activities and projects embarked upon by the Miss Nigeria Organization which she symbolizes.
She solicited more support from the agency in ensuring that the “Green Girl Project“ which she said was her project becomes a household name both in the rural and urban areas.
Miss Nigeria said that the project was initiated by her predecessor-in-office and she had to continue it because Miss Nigeria Organization believes that the project cannot be completed within a year-tenure.
“It is going to run for five years for maximum results. So my successor will continue from wherever I will stop in that order.
“She will also pass it on to subsequent Miss Nigeria under the mentorship of the Miss Nigeria Organization.
“As I am receiving support from my predecessor in the continuation of implementing the “Green Girl’’ Project, I am also going to support whoever emerges as my successor in ensuring that she continues,’’ Obiadi said.
She appealed to individuals to regard the keeping of their environments neat and tidy as the responsibility of everybody.
Miss Nigeria said that this was because “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.’’
Earlier on, Mr Mike Mbonye, managing editor and head of editorial services, had explained how and why NAN was established to the queen and her entourage.
He also explained the workings of the agency to her and assured her that NAN would always give adequate coverage to her activities.
The managing editor was joined by Mr Peter Obakhedo, Deputy-Editor-in-Chief (DEIC)Metro, Mr Silas Nwoha, Deputy-Editor-in-Chief,(DEIC) Science and Technology) and Mr Abdulfatah Babatunde, Deputy–Editor –in Chief(DEIC) Education Desk ).
Others were: Mr Peter Ejiofor, Assistant-Editor –in-Chief (AEIC) Sports) , Mr Dele Akinsola, Assistant-Editor-in-Chief (AEIC) Judiciary, other editors and reporters to receive Miss Nigeria and her team in the newsroom.